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August 15, 2010

Last night's sunset and the SUN...it's going to be HOT!

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Last night's sunset was a treat that's beauty partly caused by a fire on the Olypmics.   The cooler evenings are a welcome relief following our recent hot temps.  

Speaking of HOT, the National Weather Service has issued a HEAT WARNING through 10:00 p.m. Monday evening.  Note: early the NWS had issued a "heat advisory" which has been reduced to a "warning".   Either way, with temps in the mid to upper 90's--it's hot for us sensitive Seattle-ites who are typically never seem completely happy with the weather ("it's too hot" or "it's too cold").

With ongoing temps in the 90s, it's a good idea to check on neigbhors and make sure you don't have any pets trapped in garages or storage sheds.

From the National Weather Service:

* IMPACTS: THE ELDERLY...CHILDREN...AND PEOPLE WHO WORK OUTSIDE
  ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE EFFECTS OF HEAT. IF PROPER
  PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN...HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE ARE
  POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
  ROOM AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

* CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES
  UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES...ESPECIALLY DURING WARM OR HOT
  WEATHER. CAR INTERIORS

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE HOT TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY.
DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY
OUT OF THE SUN... AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

Keep cool and enjoy the weather!

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